Understanding Asset Classes continues the theme of diversification by focusing on the building blocks of investing, namely the many types of “egg baskets” and their classification and characteristics. These include cash, stocks, bonds, property and commodities and more "exotic" and less tangible ...
1. Capital Markets: Birth & Genesis
2. Asset Classes
3. First Principles
4. Stocks: The Engine of Growth
5. Bonds: The Income Machine
6. Property: The Tangible Asset
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Zola Sookias, Founder & Managing Director
Mr Sookias has extensive experience in investment management, including roles in equity and fixed income analysis, portfolio management, DB and DC pension consulting, product development, manager search & selection, fund performance evaluation and monitoring, and investment publishing.
He has worked with major US investment houses, notably Black Rock Asset Management, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America, as well as a boutique firm specialising in the natural resources sector where he was the senior metals and mining analyst.
His European experience has been with Irish Life International and SEB where he was responsible for developing the investment platform serving the pan-European market, and Black Rock Asset Management Ireland, where he was Investment Director responsible for governance and oversight for the company’s Irish-domiciled active and passive funds.
Mr Sookias holds a BSc. in Geology & Chemistry and an MSc. in Mineral Exploration from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, University of London.